the Great Bear, the most prominent northern constellation, containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
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How to use Ursa Major in a sentence
Ursa Major’s head extends from the top of the ladle and the legs pop off the bottom of the ladle.The Laid-Back Adventurer’s Guide to Outdoor Skills | awise | August 2, 2021 | Outside Online
Even novice stargazers can easily pick out the shape, part of the Ursa Major constellation.Here’s why humans chose particular groups of stars as constellations | Emily Conover | March 29, 2021 | Science News
I imagine to myself the scowl of your spiritual eye upon the profanity of that scurrilous Ursa Major.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
The principal stars composing it are very bright and unmistakable as the constellation of Ursa Major.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes | Sylvia Sunshine
About this time Mary met Ursa Major, who may have treated men very rudely, but not your petite, animated and clever women.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13 | Elbert Hubbard
The first double star discovered was Mizar, the middle star of the three in Ursa Major which form the tail of the bear.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' | Thomas Orchard
Mizar, in the constellation Ursa Major, is a beautiful double star.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' | Thomas Orchard
British Dictionary definitions for Ursa Major
an extensive conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere, visible north of latitude 40°. The seven brightest stars form the Plough. A line through the two brightest stars points to the Pole Star lying in Ursa Minor: Also called: the Great Bear, the Bear
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Scientific definitions for Ursa Major
A constellation in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Draco and Leo. Ursa Major (the Great Bear) contains the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
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